Black Preachers Struggle in White City

Vivian Johnson/Willamette Week
Willamette Week | April 23, 2008
While African-American ministers in Portland rise to defend Rev. Jeremiah Wright's statements as both theologically accurate and needed tonics to America's history of racial oppression, their unanimity disguises a much more local question they say confronts their churches now: How do they make their voices heard in America's whitest city?

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